One of the best things about being in a relationship is when you are traveling to new places with your partner and just focusing on yourselves and living in the moment, leaving behind all the daily stresses.
Instead of spending huge amounts of money for visiting The Alps in Europe, let’s look at some hill stations in India which will literally be half the cost and will give you the same satisfaction, the chilly weather, and the peace and quiet.
1. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Situated in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is popularly known as ‘The Queen of the Hills’. It is surrounded by nature and is considered one of the most traveled hill stations in India by couples. There are plenty of cottages that you can rent out or even stay at luxurious hotels like The Savoy, JW Marriott, etc. And also, plenty of things that you can do, like visit Camel Back Road, The Mall Road, and do adventurous things like Ropeway.
Best Time to Visit- Between April to June and November to January
Closest Airport- Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is 54 km away.
2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Manali is surrounded by the beautiful lush green nature in the summer and snow in the winters. There are so many Bollywood movies shot here, that you would feel like you are in a movie. Manali has a beautiful view of mountain peaks where you can do a ton of adventurous activities like skiing, paragliding or even visiting tall peaks by sitting in cable cars.
Best Time to Visit- October to June
Closest Airport- Bhuntar Airport, 10 km away from Manali.
3. Nainital, Uttarakhand
The word ‘Nainital’ comes from the famous lake- Naini which is situated in the center of two hills. It was discovered by the British was a popular retreat during the summer months for many British officials. The Mall road stretches to the entire length of the lake with many different shops for shopping and many restaurants and cafes that you can eat at and enjoy the view.
Best Time to Visit- March to June
Closest Airport- Pantnagar Airport, 70km away from the main city.
4. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
A place for a nature freak, Dalhousie is situated in Himachal Pradesh and is pollution-free surrounded by beautiful nature. There are a number of adventurous activities that you can do like to go for a hike, visit the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Couples who like alone time where there is peace and quiet will love this destination.
Best Time to Visit- Throughout the year
Closest Airport- Gaggal Airport which is 107 km away from the main town of Dalhousie.
5. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Ooty is situated in Tamil Nadu is popularly visited by people. It is situated with lush green gardens like New Garden, Italian Garden, etc. The beautiful Ooty lake looks wonderful surrounded by all greens. You can spend your chilled time visiting tea-gardens and tasting delicious chocolates.
Best Time to Visit- October to June
Closest Airport- Coimbatore International Airport which is situated 88km away from the city.
6. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
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A great historic city to explore, Mount Abu is known for ‘romance in the air’. One of the best places to find peace and calm from your daily routine, it is totally magical where you will feel extremely happy. A total picturesque location where your phones will be flooded with pictures of the beautiful valleys.
Best Time to Visit- July to March
Closest Airport- Udaipur Airport which is 185km away from the main city.
7. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
One of the most popular hill stations of North India is Srinagar and it would be incomplete to mention in this list. Srinagar is known as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and is the most stunning and romantic place to see. There are plenty of places to visit like the Floating Market, Shalimar Garden, and can go for a ride on the gondola boats.
Best Time to Visit- April to October
Closest Airport- Srinagar has its own airport which is 16 km away from the main city.
8. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Also known as ‘Mini Switzerland of India’ is a hill station located in Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its wonderful breezy weather which is super relaxing. It is surrounded by beautiful lakes and greenery around it. It is known for its rich history associated with Rajput and Mughal Rulers. There are a number of adventurous activities like zorbing, trekking, paragliding, trekking, and a number of many different things.
Best Time to Visit- March to October
Closest Airport- Gaggal Airport which is situated in Gaggal and is 134 km away from the main city.
9. Munnar, Kerala
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Munnar is a beautiful sight to see with beautiful long tea gardens with a cool climate. It was also discovered by the British when they had India under their control, since then there are numerous exotic flora and fauna being discovered from there. It is situated with wonderful waterfalls, streams and a number of different valleys. You can go around for a hike and enjoy the scenic beauty and just be in the moment.
Best Time to Visit- September to May
Closest Airport- Cochin International Airport which is 110 km away from the main city.
10. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand
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If you are looking for something with not a lot of people around you and minimum human intrusion, Dhanaulti will be the one for you. It is very peaceful and calm and you would think that you are in a dream and have gone centuries back. It will be so peaceful and perfect for you and your partner that it will be very hard for you to go back to your daily busy lives.
Best Time to Visit- September to June
Closest Airport- Jolly Grant Airport which is 82 km away from the main city.
So, here were some famous hill stations for couples if they are looking for a vacation or to escape from the daily mundane routines of your life where you stress about your work. Being in the hills will make you forget about all those things and will make you focus on yourself and your favorite one while being just in the moment.